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Clark Vows: No 9/11s on My Watch
NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2004 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 01/09/2004 8:31:12 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax

Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark is promising that if he's elected president he'll guarantee that America won't be attacked again the way it was on Sept. 11, 2001 - even though he recently admitted that when he was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO he did nothing to stop the first 9/11 attack.

"If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people," Clark told the Concord Monitor on Friday.

"Nothing is going to hurt this country, not bioweapons, not a nuclear weapon, not a terrorist strike - there is nothing that can hurt us if we stay united and move together and have a vision for moving to the future the right way."

However, just five days ago, when the former NATO commander was asked what he did to prevent the first 9/11, he told "Meet the Press" that stopping bin Laden wasn't his job.

"The information [we had on bin Laden] was coming out of the Central Command area," said Clark. "What my responsibility was, was to take the measures in my area."

In fact, the White House hopeful confessed that what he and other Clinton generals did to counter al Qaeda pretty much amounted to all talk and no action.

"We did have threats by Osama bin Laden," he told host Tim Russert. "We were under high alert starting in late summer of '98 . . . We had continuing discussions on this at our commanders' conferences with the Secretary of Defense."

Still, despite his own sorry record on fighting terrorism, Clark told the Monitor that President Bush's negligence contributed to 9/11.

"I think [9/11] could have been prevented . . . I think it can be prevented again if we have the right leadership. That's me. I will protect America."

Hear Clark's former boss explain how he blew a chance to take Osama bin Laden into custody.


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KEYWORDS: 2004; balkans; hypocrit; newhampshire; wesleyclark; whataweasel
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1 posted on 01/09/2004 8:31:13 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Is he insane?
2 posted on 01/09/2004 8:32:11 AM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I doubt Clark will ever get elected, but if he's willing to 'guarantee' this, he should be willing to put it in a legal writing that he will step down as president if it does ever occur.

But of course, he wouldn't do that.

3 posted on 01/09/2004 8:32:29 AM PST by MEGoody
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To: Carl/NewsMax
NOW I know where I have seen Clark before!!!

He was in need of extra cash and was moonlighting on informercials as Miss Cleo!!!!!!!!

4 posted on 01/09/2004 8:33:09 AM PST by technomage
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"Nothing is going to hurt this country, not bioweapons, not a nuclear weapon, not a terrorist strike - there is nothing that can hurt us if we stay united and move together and have a vision for moving to the future the right way."

I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!
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I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!
I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!
I do believe in fairies. I do! I do!

5 posted on 01/09/2004 8:33:34 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
No, but we'll have lots more 7-11's...
6 posted on 01/09/2004 8:34:16 AM PST by ken5050
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To: ken5050
Is Ghandi buying up more franchises?
7 posted on 01/09/2004 8:34:54 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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8 posted on 01/09/2004 8:35:14 AM PST by Support Free Republic (If Woody had gone straight to the police, this would never have happened!)
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To: dead
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9 posted on 01/09/2004 8:37:20 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Carl/NewsMax
With Secretary of Defense Madonna, I suppose.
10 posted on 01/09/2004 8:38:01 AM PST by Visalia
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Clark Vows: No 9/11s on My Watch

Wow! He can control all variables in the future? Why was he EVER fired as NATO Commander then?

11 posted on 01/09/2004 8:39:05 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
He's absolutly correct.

He will be excused from any, and all watches, by "we the people" who, after all, are the supreme watch commanders.

12 posted on 01/09/2004 8:39:46 AM PST by G.Mason (Oh Hillary ....... GWB is waiting!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I believe him. There were be no terrorist attacks after he surrenders to the wise and omniscient ruler, Osama bin Laden.
13 posted on 01/09/2004 8:39:51 AM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (The Democratic Party: Without an electoral mandate for almost 28 years.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Talk is cheap. Evaluating options and making decisions about what should be done, that's hard. Doing what you've decided must be done, that's really hard. Taking the heat for your actions and sticking to your guns when the going is rough, that's really, really hard. But talk is cheap.
14 posted on 01/09/2004 8:40:57 AM PST by Califelephant
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Hey maybe we should ask Clark when he made his last phone call to his new campaign manager named Osama Bin Laden!! What the heck is this guy thinking? Has clark been eating alot of beef brains lately?


15 posted on 01/09/2004 8:41:25 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
That's a pretty lofty statement. And a pretty stupid one too. I can't remember who said this but it was a very true statement. "It is nearly impossible to defend against someone who is willing to trade a life for a life."

You really cant say that nothing will happen. Because inevitably something will.
16 posted on 01/09/2004 8:42:16 AM PST by CougarGA7
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Clark Vows: No 9/11s on My Watch

I believe him, he has Mickey Mouse on his watch...

17 posted on 01/09/2004 8:46:29 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (www.firethebcs.com, www.weneedaplayoff.com, www.firemackbrown.com)
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
"Is he insane?"

No, just uninformed. If a fanatic is determined to burst through and make a very bloody splash, and doesn't care about sensibilities, he stands a fair chance of succeeding. There was absolutely no way in the world to have prevented the first plane from crashing into the World Trade Center, even if the threat had been publicized as much as an hour before the fact. In the first place, the threat was considered to be so implausible at the time, it would not have been treated with the serious concern that proved necessary to take steps to avert the event. And secondly, there was no infrastructure in place that would have stopped the attack, even if it had been identified in time. Because the first threat had not been identified as such, the same situation prevailed for the second assault on the World Trade Center. But by the time the flight came in over Washington DC, the alert had begun to get into motion, and based partly on the pilot's confusion and the post-event response by the Pentagon staff, the damage, while still grievous, was vastly less than the WTC suffered. The fourth flight was largely a stroke of luck, that the passengers on board were aware of the first three incidents, and succeeded in a suicide mission of their own.

18 posted on 01/09/2004 8:48:00 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Carl/NewsMax
What an utter idiot to make a statement over which he has almost no control! (The almost is inserted in case of blackmail).

Read my lips, no 9-11's

19 posted on 01/09/2004 8:51:01 AM PST by NTegraT
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To: CougarGA7
It's akin to promising to completely wipe out hunger. Shows a glaring lack of wisdom.
20 posted on 01/09/2004 8:53:26 AM PST by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Megalomania.
21 posted on 01/09/2004 8:55:47 AM PST by CaptRon
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Clark is painful to listen to.
22 posted on 01/09/2004 8:56:43 AM PST by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax; hchutch
Clark Vows: No 9/11s on My Watch

Believing that one can control the actions of other people is, to put it mildly, insane.

23 posted on 01/09/2004 8:57:41 AM PST by Poohbah ("Beware the fury of a patient man" -- John Dryden)
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
Not to mention common sense. It seems that all the Dem candidates don't have the ability to think before they speak.....which is fine by me.
24 posted on 01/09/2004 8:58:25 AM PST by CougarGA7
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To: Carl/NewsMax
This guy just gets dumber and dumber.
25 posted on 01/09/2004 9:03:29 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
there is nothing that can hurt us if we stay united and move together and have a vision for moving to the future the right way."

Correct, Wesley...We need to move RIGHT.

He (or any other Dem) will insure against attack by appeasing the enemy, give them ALL they want and render the U.S. military harmless as a post-dentist Bumbles! (re:Rudolph Christmas...)
26 posted on 01/09/2004 9:05:36 AM PST by JustPlainJoe
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Big words from a little man...a lot happened on his watches of yesterday that the mainstream press doesn't talk about...I'll huff and I'll puff and blow your house down
...yeah right you tantrum throwing PPP...it was the last president who did nothing - this President did something!
27 posted on 01/09/2004 9:12:56 AM PST by yoe (Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest............the Clark mantra)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
he'll guarantee that America won't be attacked again

This is absurd. Whatever passes for logical reality in most people is almost certainly missing from this man's mind.

28 posted on 01/09/2004 9:15:17 AM PST by RightWhale (How many technological objections will be raised?)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
I wonder if that idiot Clark wants to put this in writing? Iron clad guarantee, Wussly??
29 posted on 01/09/2004 9:16:06 AM PST by duckbutt (God Bless America.......Again!)
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To: All
Howard Dean should at least give the guy a reach-around. Clark has really been stepping up to take one for the team this week.
30 posted on 01/09/2004 9:34:06 AM PST by Belisaurius ("Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Ted" - Joseph Kennedy 1958)
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
Desperately insane and inane.
31 posted on 01/09/2004 9:36:23 AM PST by Donna Lee Nardo
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To: Carl/NewsMax
What a loose cannon this idiot Wesley Clark is! In fact, the whole "traitor/treason democrat party is going whacko! These candidates are all total losers and any American that votes for them is signing their own death warrant. I'll bet Bin Laden is just licking his lips praying for one of these morons to be elected. Think again, Osama!
32 posted on 01/09/2004 9:39:24 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: CaptRon
"there is nothing that can hurt us if we stay united and move together and have a vision for moving to the future the right way."

This is the part of his statement that has me the most puzzled. It makes no sense.

33 posted on 01/09/2004 9:44:33 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Carl/NewsMax
LOL!

Adding this one to my list.

34 posted on 01/09/2004 9:45:30 AM PST by Cold Heat ("It is easier for an ass to succeed in that trade than any other." [Samuel Clemens, on lawyers])
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
This is a 100% accurate comment from Clark...because he will NEVER have a watch for something to happen on.
35 posted on 01/09/2004 9:46:09 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Hmmmmm.....

Only the perpetrators of these crimes can make such a guarantee. Is Clark one of them?

Hmmmmmm......

36 posted on 01/09/2004 9:46:43 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Impeach the Boy
Ah....nice angle, Grasshopper. I think you're on to the punchline of the Clark joke.

LOL!!
37 posted on 01/09/2004 9:47:04 AM PST by EggsAckley
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To: Carl/NewsMax
An arrogant SOB
38 posted on 01/09/2004 9:47:15 AM PST by semaj ("....by their fruit you will know them.")
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
Is he insane?

Yes, apparently.

39 posted on 01/09/2004 9:48:20 AM PST by BJungNan
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No, no. He is not insane. This is Clinton spin. He said, no 9/11's. As for any other date that something might happen, he has an out.

It all depends on what your definition of 9/11 is.

40 posted on 01/09/2004 9:50:05 AM PST by BJungNan
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To: dead
Weasley ( to me ) always looks like he's in the closet.
41 posted on 01/09/2004 10:09:20 AM PST by Rainmist
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
This guy is dumb and dumber all by himself.
A Bo and a Zo.
42 posted on 01/09/2004 10:13:41 AM PST by Warren
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
"Is he insane?"

Either that or he just realizes that half of the people in the country are dumb enough to believe he can guarantee them that "Nothing is going to hurt this country, not bioweapons, not a nuclear weapon, not a terrorist strike..."

43 posted on 01/09/2004 10:19:52 AM PST by Destructor
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To: Mr. Buzzcut
When I think of Clark I get a mental picture of emperor Nero fiddling while Rome burned!
44 posted on 01/09/2004 10:21:30 AM PST by Destructor
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To: Carl/NewsMax; Andy from Beaverton; Travis McGee; joan; *balkans; Angelus Errare
even though he recently admitted that when he was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO he did nothing to stop the first 9/11 attack.

That is because al-Qaeda and Clark were allies against Serbia during that time.

45 posted on 01/09/2004 10:33:45 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people,"

Which is yet another twisted way to say President Bush did not, hence he's responsible in part for 9/11.

Clark = Major League Clymer

46 posted on 01/09/2004 10:36:27 AM PST by cyncooper ("The evil is in plain sight")
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Well, if a terrorist incident happens on a day other than September 11, he can make a Clintonian claim that he didn't let any "9-11s" occur.
47 posted on 01/09/2004 10:39:29 AM PST by Diverdogz
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"Nothing is going to hurt this country, not bioweapons, not a nuclear weapon, not a terrorist strike - there is nothing that can hurt us if we stay united and move together and have a vision for moving to the future the right way."

It's "Can You Top This Idiocy?" time.

Let's watch how the media interviewers play this one.

48 posted on 01/09/2004 11:18:41 AM PST by aculeus
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people" 
 CLintonARK

49 posted on 01/09/2004 11:27:32 AM PST by Ooh-Ah
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To: BJungNan
"No, no. He is not insane. This is Clinton spin. He said, no 9/11's. As for any other date that something might happen, he has an out.It all depends on what your definition of 9/11 is."

This is the best quote of the day. Because it is totally true. The first time there is an explosion and the press talks to Clark about his quote, you know he will say that.

RAT morons.


50 posted on 01/09/2004 12:52:43 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz
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